Autumn is. . . my favorite season – hands down. My heart warms as summer starts fading intofall, and the air turns crisper and cooler. I love the way the trees start to tease us with their hints of color andI love being able to deeply inhale the scents that are associated with a crispautumn breeze: the rustic smell of leaves and tree bark, the warm smell ofcinnamon, nutmeg, and freshly baked bread, and the smell of outdoor festivalswhich have their own unique but wondrous scent.
This fall seemed to be coming a bit more slowly than inprevious years, as summer seemed to cling onto the branches for eternity, butupon waking this morning I knew that fall was here and summer had ended. We may get one or two more warm days, but themajority of days will be clean, cool, and sunny. Even the rainy days seem magical to me atthis time of year. Autumn is also the season of change for me. Obviously, the biggest change is the color ofthe leaves prior to their fall, but I also change as well. I tend to slow down and become moreappreciative of every part of my life. Ifocus more on family and warm, home-cooked meals. My home turns into a festive abode, completewith the scents and tastes of the season. I also bunker down with books and some sort of craft/activity this timeof year.
This year, my activity is improving my writing skills whichhave drastically dwindled over the past years. My current book is The TimeTraveler’s Wife (please don’t ruin it for me as I have yet to finish it orsee the movie). My desire right now is to decorate for fall. My taste right now is for warm bread with a nice, hearty casserole. My favorite scent of the moment is “AutumnLeaves” from Yankee Candle. My favoritepart of my day is relaxing on the sofa with my husband, reflecting on theblessings the Lord has provided for us. Yes, it’s fair to say that I love fall and all the aspects of my lifethat change each year as the season begins.
Is this your favorite season? If so, why?
One of the last “green” pictures of our tree line during our 1.5 mile walk. I’ll be sure to include the changing colors throughout September and October.